Drought. Overallocation. Structural deficit. Declining water level in Lake Mead. There are many complex water challenges facing the southwest, so CAP has been collaborating with the federal government, partner states and Mexico to address these issues, because it is critical that all Colorado River water users, regardless of state, priority, or use sector work quickly and diligently to protect the river and the communities that rely on its water. 


Water is an essential part of swimmer Misty Hyman’s life. So it’s no surprise that she’s joined forces with Central Arizona Project to promote its public awareness campaign, “Protect Lake Mead.” 


September is National Preparedness Month, and at CAP, we are serious about being prepared. So serious, in fact, that every year we conduct multiple exercises to ensure we are informed, trained and able to respond to any emergency or unexpected situation.


CAP and its water partners work tirelessly to ensure the reliability of our water supply and to address our collective water challenges. But what would happen in our communities if that effort stopped?  The national campaign Imagine a Day without Water asks just that. 

By Ted Cooke, General Manager, Central Arizona Project


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently released the news that there will not be a shortage on the Colorado River in 2017.  This positive declaration can be attributed to water left behind in Lake Mead by CAP and its partners.  However, Reclamation’s projection shows, that without additional conservation actions, 2018 could be the first year of shortage on the Colorado River.  CAP and its local and interstate partners are working to extend existing conservation tools to avoid shortage in 2018, and to develop longer-term solutions to address the risks of critical shortages on the Colorado River. 

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